RED SPRINGS — Visiting East Bladen scored eight runs in the fourth inning to finish off an 18-4 Three Rivers Conference win against Red Springs on Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles scored in every inning and needed only two hits, but took 11 walks — plating four in the top of the first, three more in the second and three in the third before exploding for the eight runs in the fourth to end the game on the run rule.
The Lady Red Devils scored a run in the first, two in the second and one in the third.
Kaley Smith earned the win in the circle for East Bladen, giving up just two hits.
– Visiting Pender County built a 3-1 lead by halftime and cruised to a 4-2 non-conference win over West Bladen on Monday in girls soccer.
The Lady Patriots took a quick 2-0 advantage before Claudia Reyes scored a goal for the Lady Knights to cut the deficit in half. But Pender County got that goal back before intermission for the 3-1 edge.
Early in the second half, Melennie Hernandez booted home a goal for the Lady Knights off a pass from Cynthea Landreth to pull West Beldaen within 3-2, but the Lady Patriots sealed the match with a goal halfway through the second half.
Alyssa Smith recorded five saves in the nets for West Bladen.
— In Whiteville, the East Bladen boys tennis team opened Three Rivers Conference play against Whiteville in a match that was stopped by rain on Feb. 28 and completed on Monday — a match won by the Wolfpack, 9-0.
After hosting Fairmont in a conference match Thursday, the Eagles will play a conference game at St. Pauls starting at 4 p.m.
— In Dublin on Wednesday, visiting East Columbus knocked off the Knights 7-2 in a Three Rivers Conference match.
Earning the wins for West Bladen were Desmond Lesane at No. 5 singles, 7-5, 4-6 and 10-7; and Logan West at No. 6 singles, 5-7, 6-4 and 10-6.
— In Teachey on Wednesday, Wallace-Rose Hill erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning to break open a knotted game and earned a 9-2 non-conference win over West Bladen.
Kyla Reed scored the Lady Knights’ first run in the top of the first when she led off with an infield single, went to third on walks and scored on a passed ball.
Reed also scored the second run after reaching on an error in the seventh inning.
— In Red Springs on Wednesday, the Red Devils scored four runs in the second inning an never looked back, earning a 9-0 whitewash over visiting East Bladen in a Three Rivers Conference game.
The Eagles managed just three hits in the game and committed four errors.